The Sci Spy App Lets Users Get Reacquainted with Nature

 - Apr 3, 2011
References: science.discovery & treehugger
Anyone whose childhood involved a bout of amateur entomology will appreciate the new Sci Spy app from Discovery Science Channel. Rest assured that Sci Spy has nothing to do with spying, stalking or just generally being creepy.

Nature enthusiasts can use Sci Spy when heading out into the wilderness, to the park or even into their own backyards to take photos, share those photos, and learn more about the critters and plants they observe. The program is beneficial to both its users, who gain a better understanding of the natural world, and to scientists keeping tabs on the species of flora and fauna that exist in our communities.

Images are automatically date-stamped and geo-mapped, which ensures the cataloguing work requirement for both iPhone users and scientists is minimal. The Sci Spy app is free, and offers invaluable potential for learning, exploring and contributing to environmental research.